Meal Plan; 12 – 16 April

I’ve decided to scale back the weekly meal plan I post to only cover Monday to Friday. Why?

Well, most weekends we do more advanced dinners on the Traeger, and some times it is is very last minute depending what our plans are.

We still want to support our local community and restaurants during the continued limited opening, but it is also becoming an unhealthy obsession.

The food is great, but it is not supporting the attempts to slim down. We must monitor our portion sizes, and it is easier to control what we put into our bodies when we make it ourselves.

One thing is certain; we attempt to have more sit-down family dinners, around a dining table, during the weekends. During the week, the clan is scattered across the kitchen and sofa area, eating dinner. It’s not that we don’t sit together, but it is far more relaxed.

Family sit-down dinners are very important. And please avoid cell phones at the dinner table. It is a time when we get to talk and laugh more, and not focus on homework.

WeekdayLunchSnacksDinner
MondayChicken Cesar saladApplesOriental pork chops with vegetables and rice
TuesdayStuffed pita bread with apple, ham, peas and mayoFruit cupsFish balls w/stewed cabbage and spuds
WednesdayMiniature rye bread with cheese and salamiGranola barsQuiche Fiesta; mushroom, gruyere, shrimp, broccoli, and cubed smoked ham
ThursdayHealth Viking sandwiches with lettuce tomato, roast beef and remouladeFruit cupsChicken curry soup with egg noodles
FridayMiniature rye bread with boiled egg and boiled mini shrimpsMini meat sausagesBeef patties with oven roasted potatoes

You can nuke the food in the microwave or slowly defrost it on the kitchen counter. Once defrosted, you heat it gently on the stove or in the oven. Easy school dinners.

One day, I might get so organized that I will link the meals below to my recipes. We can only live in hope!

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